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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
koren runs the marina at lake petenwell, wisconsin or tries to. >> nobody wants to swim in this water, and nobody wants to boat in it. >> reporter: it not only looks bad and smells bad, it's toxic, and those who are unlucky enough to fall in without a suit like this get sick pretty fast. dan jenkins didn't even go in the lake next to his house, but his dog, casey, did. >> he's covered in this carpet of green slime. >> reporter: it made breathing difficult, and within weeks -- >> casey had started walking sideways. >> reporter: 72 hours later, he died, and his owner, dan, was partially paralyzed. >> oh, it hit me hard. wobbling around like that, it would make me mad. i mean, it was a fight. >> reporter: he still hasn't recovered, and a joint investigation by abc news and the food and environment reporting network found more than 100 reported illnesses due to blue-green algae exposure. >> essentially if we don't solve this problem, somebody's going to >> reporter: ohio state's dr. jeffery reutter is the foremost authority on blue-green algae. he says it's a nationwide problem, largely c
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